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Assistant Professor


Associate Professor


UNC Hospitals – Chapel Hill

Education and Training:

B.S., Appalachian State University
Ph.D., Central Michigan University
Pediatric Psychology Internship, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
Psycho-oncology Fellowship, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Summary Statement:

Dr. Yopp is a clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UNC. He is a member of the UNC Comprehensive Cancer Support Program at the North Carolina Cancer Hospital where he provides inpatient as well as outpatient assessment and therapeutic services for children and adolescents with cancer. He also works with children whose parents have serious medical illnesses such as cancer. His research is in the area of children’s adaptation to cancer. Dr. Yopp came to UNC from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN, where he served as a clinical psychologist and coordinator of the inpatient consultation-liaison service. Prior to working at St. Jude, Dr. Yopp completed his internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He earned his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Central Michigan University and completed a pediatric psychology externship at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. He is a native of Raleigh.

Justin Yopp